Turning On Control Center for the First Time

This article is an overview of the steps you'll go through when you set up your Control Center.  

Connect to the Internet

The first step is to connect Control Center to the internet. We recommend that you use the an Ethernet cable for the best experience, but Control Center will connect to a wireless network if Ethernet isn't available.

Read more about connecting to the internet > 


Configure Your Screen

Next, you will make sure Control Center is calibrated to fit your screen properly. You'll do this by adjusting an image presented on the screen using the up and down buttons on the directional pad on your Control Center remote. You'll want to adjust the image so that the arrows precisely touch the edge of your screen, as in the screenshot below:


You can also change this later if you find that the Caavo interface is too large or too small. You can find instructions on how to do that here.

Read more about configuring your screen >


Updating Control Center

Control Center will check for updates to ensure that you have the latest available software. All of this will happen automatically, so you'll just need to sit back and wait for any updates to finish. This could take up to 10 minutes, so please be patient!

Read more about updating Control Center >


Home Entertainment System Setup


Control Center needs to know how your home entertainment system is set up in order to properly control all of your devices. You'll be asked where your devices are placed, whether you have an AVR or soundbar, etc. Control Center needs to know whether your devices are in an open or closed cabinet because it needs line of sight in order to use infrared controls.

Read more about how your system is set up >


Connecting Source Devices

If you haven't already, the next step is to connect all of the source devices that you want to use with Control Center. There are 4 HDMI 'IN' ports along the back of Control Center.

Please ensure that you have the remotes for each of your source devices, as you may need to use the original remote to configure the source device for use with Control Center. You'll also need to ensure that each device is turned on and not in standby mode.

Read more about connecting source devices >


Configuring Device Controls


The next step will be to ensure that Control Center can control each of the devices connected to it. Control Center comes prepared to automatically control many sources devices, but for some devices you'll be prompted to teach Control Center how to control it. The process is very quick and simple, and you'll be guided through each step with on-screen instructions.

Read more about configuring device controls > 


Logging In


The last step in the setup process is to sign in to (or create) your Caavo account. 

Signing in to your accounts will make it possible for Control Center to do things like display your watchlist on apps like Netflix and Hulu, as well as automatically launch the next episode of a series that you're watching.

Read more about signing into you Caavo account >

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